Post # 1
My wedding is late Sept so I’m looking for a HD foundation and powder that won’t melt off my face in the southern humidity (when I’m traveling from the church to the reception) and that won’t appear white in photos. I’ve tried so many foundations, I’ve lost count (MAC, MUFE, DIOR, etc). I’m also looking for a subtle lipstick to match my olive skin and dark hair. Any suggestions??? 🙂
Post # 3
I recently started usung Makeup Foever HD and the HD setting powder! I LOVE it!! They also have a primer but I like the smashbox primer better!
Go to Sephora they will let you try little samples before buying! Makeup forever has a kit out that comes with foundation, powder and primer all together!
Post # 4
Supposed to read *Makeup Forever*
Post # 5
@weddingbound: I haven’t used the HD powder yet mainly because it is white. I know they say its only a settning powder and doesn’t look white in photos but I’m skeptical. I will order it so I can test it. Thanks for your input 🙂
Post # 6
I was worried about it looking white on too but it does not at all!
Post # 7
@weddingbound: Great! That will be my next purchase. Have you ever used MAC sheer pressed or lose powder? I read somewhere that it’s a good powder to use as well. My main concern is I want my face to look flawless in photos for my wedding day.
Post # 8
i second the going to Sephora advice. The artists at the store can help by even giving you a free makeover, they’ll be able to suggest things for your skin type and specific ideas you can try on your own. Totally worth it.
Post # 9
@RobinL: The powder looks great in real life, but pictures it looks terrible. Did you ever see that picture of Nicole Kidman, for example, with the white powder across her nose? Well, she used too much HD powder, and the light reflected off of it. I wouldn’t recommend it for weddings. The HD foundations are great though!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I used Smashbox 15 hour foundation and Tarte smooth operator finishing powder on my wedding day. It was sunny, 82 degrees, and humid, and my make-up lasted from 11am to midnight without a single touch-up. So much for fall weather! And no, the white setting powder did not make me this pale. I’m just a vampire by nature. LOL
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
i used the laura mercier oil free primer, and Make Up Forever HD foundation…and loved them so much I now use them for my everyday makeup routine…everything lasted all day and all night…in the tropical heat of hawaii. 🙂
hope that helps! and I can’t wait to see what you end up choosing 🙂
Post # 12
I use makeup forever hd powder and apply that lightly with a brush instead of the spongey thing. It’s fantastic, but my only complaint is that it may cause break outs. I read that in the reviews before I bought thinking pffttt nothing breaks my skin out, but it did a little bit. Putting a toner on my face and washing my make up off at night stops that though. Also I recommend MAC’s fix+, I’m not sure if it works like this for everyone but it like glues my make up to my face without looking cakey.
Post # 13
I now officially swear by Hourglass Cosmetics Immaculate Foundation (couple with their Mineral Veil Primer).
Here is a thread I wrote on my experience: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/best-foundation-ever
Post # 14
I used Make Up Forever’s foundation! I love it! It looks so natural, even though it covers well and lasts all day!
Post # 15
Hear hear to Makeup Forever Hi- Def line. It’s French. Enough said!! But really, it’s fabulous. You want the primer, the foundation and the SUPER white looking, microfine powder, which doesn’t come out white, but softens everything to look perfect and flawless. One huge tip though: do not wear sunblock under your makeup! It can cause a whiteish cast on your face in flash photos!! I am a HUGE sunblock proponent, so this is major for me, a beauty blogger, to recommend this!! 🙂 Good luck!!
p.s. OH! And get yourself some makeup forever eye shadows. the colors are SO rich. I love Chanel shadows and actually prefer Makeup Forevers over Chanel, which is saying something!
Post # 16
I’m pretty sure that this is the exact same formula as the HD powder (in case anyone is looking to save money), but correct me if I’m wrong. I have both 🙂
The powder is easiest to apply with a puff. Wipe off excess powder & only apply in places where concealer needs set & lightly on your t zone (for those worried about being too white).
ETA: Has anyone tried Revlon colorstay? I heard it’s a great alternative to the MUFE, but I haven’t tried it.